The new weight limit on the bridge is 33 Tons. District Engineer Walter McMillan says this change was made after the last annual inspection which was completed in October. He says the bridge has no major structural flaws that he knows of, but it is 65 years old. That was the driving force behind the weight limit.

“More or less due to its age, the traffic that is on it, the wear and tear of it over the years.” he said.

But with the changes and the possibility of being ticketed, trucks will have to take a different route to Jonesboro and other areas on the North side. Going through Imboden, Pocahontas and down to 63. This route will add nearly 40 miles to a trip to Jonesboro or beyond.